30th Annual Acorn Festival

Four Oaks welcomed visitors to the 30th Annual Acorn Festival

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with United Community Bank, hosted the 30th Annual Acorn Festival on October 12, 2019. 

This year’s festival was a fun filled family day with live music, children’s activities, food trucks, antique cars, tractors and great local shopping.  The Kids Zone, sponsored by Huebner Family McDonalds was a big hit with the popular Rock-Climbing Wall, amazing inflatables and trackless train rides.  Camp Flintlock was a great addition to this year’s festival made possible by CommWell Health.  They provided interesting activities for families to participate in including Quill & Ink writing, period dress up and authentic food preparation.  Camp Flintlock also had Fife & Drum Corp performances as well as Musket Demonstrations.  Johnston Health once again presented the Acorn Festival Business Expo.  The Expo is a great opportunity for local businesses to participate in the festival.  Attendee’s enjoyed viewing the classic cars and antique tractors on Main Street.  Ira Parker won the People’s Choice Award for his 1958 Ford Fairlane and Arron Cox took home the award for his Case Tractor.  The Four Oaks Middle School Choir directed by Mrs. Catherine Lavin kicked off the festivities with our National Anthem.  The Louis Waymore Band and Carolina Dreamers provided great live music entertainment throughout the day! 

Joan Pritchett, Four Oaks Chamber Director, was pleased by the crowd excitement with the upgrades made to the Kids Zone including the addition of Camp Flintlock. The quality of the vendors at the artisan market made for a fun shopping experience.   This event is an important time for our local businesses to connect with the surrounding community.  Four Oaks businesses have so much to offer the community and this was a great time for local families to learn more about them.

30th Acorn Festival
Kids Zone
Kids Zone
Camp Flintlock
Shopping Mart

  In addition to the support of United Community Bank, the Acorn Festival is also made possible through the support of The Town of Four Oaks, the Johnston County Visitors Bureau, House-Autry Mills, HomeTowne Realty, Huebner Family McDonalds, Anita C Stephenson, CPA, Keene and Associates Insurance Agency, Carolina Packers, KS Bank, Adams Homes, CommWell Health, Johnston Health and Country Superstars 102.3.

30th Annual Acorn Festival

The 30th Annual Acorn Festival will be on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10am-4pm. There will be lots of fun for the whole family!

Classic Car & Antique Tractor Show- Food Trucks- Business Expo- Handcrafted Market- Kid Zone including Inflatables, Face Painting, Train Rides, Climbing Wall, & Camp Flintlock Programs! Live Entertainment includes the Four Oaks Middle School Ensemble, Louis Waymore Band and Carolina Dreamers.

Thank you to our lead sponsor United Community Bank as well as our Attraction Sponsors, Huebner Family McDonalds, Johnston Health and CommWell Health.

Veterans Recognition

Veterans Recognition

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce in partnership with United Community Bank is accepting nominations to recognize Veteran contributions to the Four Oaks Community.

A recipient will be awarded in each of the following categories:

  • Lifetime of Service Award: This recipient will be recognized for his/her military service as well as their lifetime of contributions to the Four Oaks community through their work and/or public service contributions.
  • Dedicated Service Award: This recipient will be recognized for his/her military service as well as their current contributions to the Four Oaks community through their work and/or public service contributions.

Each recipient will receive an award and a $250 donation to a charity of the recipient’s choice.

Nominations Close on October 18, 2019. Please contact the Four Oaks Chamber office for a nomination form.

Four Oaks Car Truck Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet- September 7, 2019 8AM-3PM

Four Oaks Car Truck Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet- September 7, 2019  8AM-3PM

The Four Oaks Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet will be happening on Saturday, September 7, 2019 in downtown Four Oaks.

Registration begins at 8AM. The cost is $20 per vehicle. Please come in from Hwy 301 and Main Street. Volunteers will be there to direct you.

The categories will be as follows:

1940’s & Earlier

1950-1959

1960-1969

1970-1979

1980’s & Later

Award Ceremony will be at 2pm at Center Stage.

Best in each Era/Decade

Best in Show Car or Truck

Best Custom

Peoples Choice Car or Truck

Best Vintage Motorcycle

Best in Show Motorcycle

People’s Choice Motorcycle

Award for most Club Participation

In addition there will be shows by the AACA/Triangle Chapter- “Take Apart T”. Show times are 11:30AM & 1:30PM

Food Trucks featured are: The Redneck BBQ Lab, Waffee Wagon, Kono Ice of JoCo and Funn-4-Ahl Funnel Cakes.

Summer Fun Third Thursday Four Oaks Community Nights

Running July – September come spend the Third Thursday in Downtown Four Oaks! Enjoy delicious food and treats from various Food Trucks/ Downtown Restaurants. Visit Street Artisans/Market Vendors on Main Street. Live Music Entertainment at Stanfield’s General Store! Find fun in every participating merchant on Main Street!

July 18, August 15, and September 19, 2019. 5PM-9PM

Keene & Associates Insurance Agency named 2018 Halloween Decorating Contest Winner

2018 Halloween Decorating Contest Winners

Congratulations to Keene & Associates Insurance Agency for winning the 2018 Halloween Decorating Contest.  They received a trophy and half off chamber membership up to $150.  The staff was very excited about the win and indicated “that everyone who participated did an outstanding job and are grateful to live in a town with such a fun sense of community.”

Part of the mission of the Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is to provide opportunities for our members to connect with our community. Building a strong community is vital to the growth of businesses.  Every year hundreds of “trick or treaters” celebrate in Four Oaks.  We thought it would be fun for members to get into the spirit and decorate.  We achieved our goals and made Four Oaks Boo-tiful!

Many community members complimented the decorations and really enjoyed the creativity of all the participants.  Participants included, Four Oaks Town Hall, Ogi Designs, Darlene’s Cone Cave, Johnston Now, Tired Iron Classics, Sloan Communications and Keene & Associates Insurance Agency.  Thank you to the Judges, Theron Kammerer, Scentsy Independent Consultant and Bette Carpenter of Four Oaks Interiors.  Everyone looks forward to next year!

 

Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce Recognizes November Teachers Lead Recipient

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce and HomeTowne Realty are celebrating Mrs. Megan Lee Teachers Lead Four Oaks, Teacher of the Month recipient. Mrs. Lee was presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a bag of gifts from many of the Chamber member businesses including HomeTowne Realty.  The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is honored to recognize the lasting contributions made to the Four Oaks community by our teachers.  South Johnston High School shared as part of this nomination,

Robert John Meehan once wrote, “Every Child has a different learning style and pace.  Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.” Megan Lee teaches her students to be successful in their very own learning style.  She always has a smile on her face and encourages her students to do their very best and to never give up.   The love she has for her students is evident in her every day teaching where she focuses on each individual child.  She is a mentor to not only her students, but also the faculty at South Johnston High School. Mrs. Lee has enabled her kids to have a voice and to be a part of the entire student body at South Johnston.

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce and HomeTowne Realty have partnered to present Teachers Lead Four Oaks, a monthly recognition for Four Oaks teachers.  Four Oaks teachers are a vital part of developing and leading our future workforce and future community leaders. The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce recognizes teachers who motivate and inspire their students through their teaching practices and their commitment to the community

Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce Recognizes October Teachers Lead Recipient

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce and HomeTowne Realty are celebrating Ms. Lindsey Dotzel Teachers Lead Four Oaks, Teacher of the Month recipient. Ms. Dotzel was presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a bag of gifts from many of the Chamber member businesses including HomeTowne Realty.  The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is honored to recognize the lasting contributions made to the Four Oaks community by our teachers.  South Johnston High School shared as part of this nomination,

“Lindsey Dotzel is that great teacher.  She has a gift to motivate and inspire students to want to read and learn more.  She transforms her classroom into a unique flexible learning environment by allowing her students to take ownership in what they read and how they learn.  Ms. Dotzel is one of those teachers you come across once in a great while.  She is popular with students, family and community.  Her students love her drive, enthusiasm and compassion.  Ms. Dotzel works to find each individual student’s unique learning style and what motivates them.  I am truly inspired by her vision and what she seeks for her students in and out of the classroom.”

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce and HomeTowne Realty have partnered to present Teachers Lead Four Oaks, a monthly recognition for Four Oaks teachers.  Four Oaks teachers are a vital part of developing and leading our future workforce and future community leaders. The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce recognizes teachers who motivate and inspire their students through their teaching practices and their commitment to the community.

Seeking Applicants

The Four Oaks Chamber is so excited about the exceptional growth this year and the continued success of our community events and programs.  We are reaching out to our membership to gather names of interested members who would like to join the Chamber Board of Directors for 2019.  A Board Member must be available to meet monthly, and regularly volunteer his/her time at events and programs.  The term is 3 years. Please email Joan Pritchett at [email protected]  and submit your name for consideration.

In addition, we will be accepting applications for the Four Oaks Chamber Ambassador Program.  The mission of this program is to secure Chamber Ambassadors who are dedicated to growing and promoting the chamber and our local businesses through community involvement, promotion, and education.  Being an Ambassador is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to increase visibility for you and your business through the relationships you will build with other members and through the recognition given to Ambassadors through out the year.  Please note that an Ambassador can be any employee in a member organization.  For full details of the program visit the Chamber Website at www.fouroakschamber.com . To submit your application for Ambassador please complete the form: https://goo.gl/forms/5rV0qsC2NAGVjNUL2.